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Ireland vs Georgia – LIVE score updates, preview and more from the U-20 Rugby Championship

Ireland play Georgia in Group B of the U-20 Rugby Championship this afternoon, with both sides looking to get a result in Stellenbosch.

Ireland started their championship campaign in style in their opening match against Italy on Saturday, scoring eight tries en route to a comfortable 55-15 win in Cape Town. The young Irish team played superbly against the Azzurrini and gave the Italians no chance of even getting into the competition.




Georgia also started the tournament on Saturday, but could only settle for a defeat against Australia, losing by 24 points (35:11). The Junior Lelos have only won two of their last five games.


Ireland have largely changed their starting line-up from the side that beat Italy on Saturday, making seven changes to the team, with Sean Naughton notably starting after scoring a try against Italy.

Ireland will be clear favourites in this match and will likely continue their scoring streak, but Georgia will need to take something from this match if they want to progress in the tournament.

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Referee Reuben Keane gives the starting signal for this duel on the 2nd matchday of the U-20 Championship

Welcome!

Hello everyone and welcome to our coverage of Ireland vs Georgia U20 Rugby Championship Group B!

Ireland got off to a great start in the tournament against Italy on Saturday and will look to continue their winning streak against Georgia this afternoon. Willie Faloon's men claimed a whopping 55-15 victory in their opening match, claiming a bonus point within 26 minutes of kick-off.

Georgia will need to take something from this match to continue in the championship and keep alive their dreams of a better result than their best ever finish, eighth place at last year's tournament. The Junior Lelos lost their opening match agonisingly to Australia on Saturday despite playing with an extra man for twenty minutes before half-time.

Elsewhere in Group B, Australia will face Italy at the same time.

The game kicks off at 1:00 p.m., so stay tuned here for coverage!